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for a counterattack. now, officials here don't believe that north korean president kim jong-un wants a full scale war. some fear his unpredictability makes him extremely dangerous, brian. >> jim miklaszewski watching it all from the pentagon tonight. jim, thanks. >>> president obama today named long-time secret service agent julia pierson as the agency's new director. it will mark the first time a woman has ever held the top job. pierson moves up from the chief of staff role at the agency. known most widely for protecting presidents and their families. she takes over now from long time boss, secret service veteran mark sullivan. who dealt with the wake of the prostitution scandal that wounded the agency's reputation. >>> north dakota's governor today signed into law the tough est restrictions on abortion in this country. banning abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected which is usually around six weeks into pregnancy. most experts say the new law violates the nationwide standard under roe versus wade. the supreme court decision. and even supporters of the new measure expected to be overturned.
of those hot lines they have to south korea? >> that's right. over the years, north korea under kim jong-un and before him, his father kim jong-il have made threats like this before, but there's growing concern among some, because of the unpredictability of this new leader, the son of kim jong-il, they consider him to be extremely dangerous, and they're taking a very close look at this. they're so concerned that just last week the u.s. and the south korean government signed a new military agreement that in the event of any kind of attack by north korea, that the two allies, the u.s. and south korea could work together in a possible counter attack. so people are taking this very seriously. they see no imminent threat. they see no indications from the south koreans that they are actually preparing to stage any attacks, but nevertheless everybody is taking this threat seriously and they're on a high aall right of watch, at least. jim mickle shells can i from the pentagon, we appreciate it. thank you so much. >> okay, luke. >>> there was a jobs for our heroes job fair today, an effort to help v
this kim jong-un is not being well received. and i think they are trying to kind of boost his status to some sort of wartime leader. owe obviously, it bears very close watching. >> this just the latest sign of the rising tensions between the two koreas. the north has put its military units on combat-ready status following joint military exercises between south korea and the united states and the recent united nations sanctions against the north. man through chance is at the border between north and south korea. good morning, matthew. >> reporter: carol, good morning. that's right. a lot of tension is growing here. those latest statements coming from north korea. saying they've cut off that key hot line between the two militaries north and south. it's significant because there aren't that many opportunities for the two militaries which face off across that border. to communicate with each other. and so, this is obviously, you know, going to impact potentially on communication between the two sides, particularly over the -- what's calls the industrial complex. that's where the hot line
kim jong un is willing to take to show not only the world but the powerful people in his own country how tough he is. north korea is cutting a military hot line and delivering a sobering message via state tv. >> the korean peninsula is now in a simmering nuclear war. >> if there is an escalation of tensions, the opportunity to use the crisis management tools are gone. >> reporter: a pentagon official called pyongyang's actions a complete mystery. an intelligence official says the u.s. is trying to figure out if it is just rhetoric or if the bluster is being driven by something behind the scenes. >> the north koreans aren't going to achieve anything through these threats and provocations. >> reporter: one analyst says this could be a test. >> it's almost like kim jong un is taking a book of flinches and carefully documenting at which point his adversaries do flinch. >> john park says kim's father would do something provocative then sit back and milk it for more time. the son is showing a new leadership style. kim jong un launched a long-range rocket and quickly followed up with a nucl
the dictator there. kim jong un. kim the younger who has ramped up his rhetoric to armageddon levels. dennis rodman's best buddy recently threatened to nuke washington and tore up the 60-year-old cease-fire that suspended the korean war. >> the north koreans are not going to achieve anything through these threats and provocations. and they are only going to further isolate the north koreans and undermine international efforts to bring peace and stability to northeast asia. >> the united states stands ready to protect itself and its allies. here we go again, "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is here. we have heard about north koreans cutting off communication lines before. what's different this time. >> the hotlines that we velt with before dealt with issues such as humanitarian concerns. the shutting down of today's hotline was one that dealt with direct military-to-military contact between north and south korea for instance a statement read on state tv today said in part not words but only arms will work on the u.s. and the south korean pull put forces. the will of the army and
. north korean dictator, kim jong-un warning releasing video showing imagined attacks on washington and seoul declared that the armistice that halted the korean war was invalid. pretty extreme stuff even by north korean standards and in a pretty short period of time. what's your take on this? do you think he is calling the shots? >> well, there's some debate about that, michael. there are some people who think he's in charge. other folks think maybe his uncle's in charge. it's impossible to know. i think you put it exactly right. both in terms of the extremeness of the statements and the pace of the statements, they've certainly increased these last couple of months. and as you said by standards of north korean rhetoric chrks are pretty bad. they say pretty intense things. if i take any comfort in this, and i don't, the comfort i take is that most of these provocations have not been north korea directly poking south korea. it's a missile test or it's a statement or they're not going to honor an agreement. there hasn't been any direct confrontation. i think that's good. but what worr
of southern california. >>> more tough talks this morning from north korea and the regime of kim jong-un. today, north korea said it has cut off a key hotline with south korea, a move that increases the already high tensions in that region. a hotline had allowed cross-border travel to a jointly run industrial complex. north korea is doing that because in its words, war could break out at any moment. >>> magnitude 6 earthquake strung over taiwan. at least one person was killed crushed by a collapsing. falling objects -- >> a new sinkhole is apparently opened up three miles from where a man was killed by a sinkhole less than a month ago. this would be the fourth sinkhole in the area near tampa, florida, this month. a 37-year-old man died when his house was swallowed. tuesday, two families evacuated their duplex. officials are testing the soil around the homes. >>> now for a look at what's trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online. there is outrage on yahoo and elsewhere over a specialty food store in australia that charges customers a $5 looking fee. if they buy noth
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